South Sumatra Province Bank Indonesia Representative Office


Executive Director - Head of South Sumatra Province Bank Indonesia Representative Office





​Jl. Jend. Sudirman No.510, 20 Ilir D. I, Kec. Ilir Tim. I Palembang, South Sumatra Province 30126​

Palembang, South Sumatra Province


Geographically, South Sumatra province is located 1-4° south and 102-106° east, with Palembang as the capital and largest city. The province spans 87,017.41km² and borders the provinces of Jambi to the north, Bangka Belitung to the East, Lampung to the south and Bengkulu to the west.

Administratively, South Sumatra is subdivided into 14 regencies and 4 autonomous cities, with a Regional Legislative Council, as follows:
1. Ogan Komering Ulu regency (Capital: Baturaja)
2. East Ogan Komering Ulu regency (Capital: Martapura)
3. South Ogan Komering Ulu regency (Capital: Muara Dua)
4. Ogan Komering Ilir regency (Capital: Kayu Agung)
5. Muara Enim regency (Capital: Muara Enim)
6. Lahat regency (Capital: Lahat)
7. Musi Rawas regency (Capital: Muara Beliti)
8. Musi Banyuasin regency (Capital: Sekayu)
9. Banyuasin regency (Capital: Pangkalan Balai)
10. Ogan Ilir regency (Capital: Indralaya)
11. Empat Lawang regency (Capital: Tebing Tinggi)
12. Palembang city (Capital: Palembang)
13. Pagar Alam city (Capital: Pagar Alam)
14. Lubuk Linggau city (Capital: Lubuk Linggau)
15. Prabumulih city (Capital: Prabumulih)
16. Penukal Abab regency (Capital: Talang Ubi)
17. North Musi rawas regency (Capital: Rupit)

South Sumatra is also subdivided into 343 villages and 149 districts with a total population of 6.7 million

The economy of South Sumatra is dominated by mining and quarrying, manufacturing, as well as agriculture, forestry and fishing, producing commodities that are exported internationally.  In addition, South Sumatra province is also home to several large state-owned manufacturing companies, including PT Pupuk Sriwijaya, PT Tambang Batubara Bukit Asam and PT Semen Baturaja, as well as several large private plantations.

Commodities and Producing Regions Mining and Quarrying 
1. Crude Oil: Prabumulih, Muara Enim, Musi Banyuasin, Lahat, Ogan Komering Ulu;
2. Coal: Muara Enim, Lahat;
3. Natural Gas: Musi Banyuasin, Muara Enim.


1. Crude Palm Oil: Muara Enim;
2. Rubber: Musi Banyuasin, Ogan Ilir, Lubuk Linggau;
3. Pulp: Musi Banyuasin, Ogan Komering Ulu.

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

1. Rice: East Ogan Komering Ulu;
2. Maize: Banyuasin;
3. Soybean: Banyuasin;
4. Red Chilli: Banyuasin, East Ogan Komering Ulu, Musi Banyuasin;
5. Bird’s Eye Chilli: Musi Banyuasin, Lahat, South Ogan Komering Ulu;
6. Shallots: Ogan Komering Ulu, Muara Enim, Musi Rawas, South Ogan Komering Ulu;
7. Logging: Muara Enim;
8. Coffee: Pagar Alam, Muara Enim, Lahat, Empat Lawang, South Ogan Komering Ulu;
9. Tea: Pagar Alam;
10. Longkong: Ogan Komering Ulu, Ogan Komering Ilir;
11. Fish (catfish): Banyuasin.

Export Commodities and Destination Countries

1. Crude Palm Oil:  Malaysia, United States, China;
2. Rubber: United States, China, India;
3. Coal: China, India and several ASEAN countries (Malaysia, Thailand);
4. Natural Gas: Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, China, United States;
5. Pulp: China, India.

​​South Sumatra province is home to numerous interesting and exciting travel destinations, such as Musi River, Ampera Bridge, Kemaro Island, Agung Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Mosque, Bukit Siguntang, Al-Qur'an Al Akbar, Kuto Besak Fort, Jakabaring Sport Center, Ranau Lake, Pagaralam City, Teluk Gelam Lake, Punti Kayu Park, Kambang Iwak Park, Mount Dempo and many more.

Musi Tour is a tourism program in South Sumatra, where travellers can enjoy canoe rides down the Musi River and visit various attractions, including Kampung Kapitan, Kampung Al Munawar, Kemaro Island and Griya Kain Tuan Kentang. 

In terms of the arts and culture, South Sumatra’s cultural endowments include the traditional Tanggai dance performed to welcome honoured guests, as well as Gending Srivijaya, which is a regional song and dance depicting the nobility of cultural glory and majesty of the former Srivijaya Empire.

In terms of handicrafts, various fabrics are unique to South Sumatra as follows:
1. Songket weaving produces a fabric that is distinct to South Sumatra, using gold thread and traditional techniques. Songket fabrics are customary for traditional ceremonies and other official events, such as weddings, circumcisions and various traditional dances. Songket fabrics come in a variety of motifs and bright colours, depicting the joy of the South Sumatra community, including henna flowers and hearts.

2. Jumputan fabrics used to be worn on a daily basis but are now reserved for official occasions, such as traditional ceremonies and other official events. Jumputan fabrics blend various vibrant colours, including red, green and yellow.

3. Blongsong fabrics are woven from silk or cotton and typically adorned by adult women during traditional Palembang ceremonies, including shaving and engagement rituals as well as to receive guests at a wedding.

4. Tajung fabrics are worn specifically by men to enhance beauty, typically with a jacket or teluk belanga. Tajung fabrics are usually worn during traditional ceremonies and other official events, generally woven from silk with attractive motifs and colours.

5. Traditional Palembang carvings are usually created from tembusu or mahogany wood native to the province.  The carvings typically adorn wedding aisles, daybeds, buffets and chairs, displaying flowers with red and gold colours dominating.

In addition, South Sumatra is also endowed with diverse cuisine including pempek (fish cake), tekwan (fish soup), model, catfish, pindang fish soup, oxtail soup, mie celor noodles, berengkes and tempoyak.

Brief History:
The Bank Indonesia Representative Office in South Sumatra was established on 20th September 1909 as the 16th Agentschap (branch office) of De Javasche Bank.  The idea to establish a branch office emerged when Director E.A. Zeilinga Azn made an official visit to the branch office in Padang.

Upon his arrival in Palembang, E.A. Zeilinga Azn observed a bustling city full of trade activity and mining resources in the form of crude oil.  He reported his observations to the directors of De Javasche Bank upon his return to Batavia and subsequently decided to officially open a branch office on 20th September 1909, headed by B.J. Schadd from 1909-1910.

Initially, the Bank Indonesia Branch Office in Palembang was located on Jalan Sekolah, which unfortunately had to be demolished for the Ampera Bridge infrastructure project in 1965, moving to Jalan Veteran and finally Jalan Jendral Sudirman in 1971.  A full renovation and development of a new building began in 2001 and was completed on 30th July 2003.

The South Sumatra Bank Indonesia Representative Office is led by a Representative Head and two Deputies.

The roles and functions of the South Sumatra Bank Indonesia Representative Office are as follows:
1. Advisory function to the regional head;
2. Regional Financial Surveillance (RFS) function;
3. Regional economic and financial statistics function;
4. Rupiah currency management function;
5. Payment system function;
6. Rupiah currency management and payment system supervisory function;
7. MSME development and financial inclusion function along with policy communication;
8. Enabler function.

In 2019, the Bank Indonesia Representative Office in South Sumatra was recognised and awarded by the Governor of South Sumatra province for its work in terms of MSME development.​

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